We are the Private Market Innovators

ABOUT FORGE

We empower the thinkers, doers, and innovators of the modern economy

The innovation economy is a powerful ecosystem of creators conceiving the ideas that will make the world a better place. It is the investors, supporters, and venture capitalists who propel these ideas into reality. 

At Forge, we are building the operating system for the private market innovation economy. We are creating solutions that nurture the innovative market to create a more prosperous future for everyone. We look to advise the next generations of founders on how to acquire capital so that their companies, employees, and investments can thrive. Together, we are the defenders of the innovation economy. We are Forge.

FOUNDERS

We advise founders on how to acquire capital so that their companies, employees, and investments are able to flourish.

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INVESTORS

We provide investors with data and insights they can count on based on our proprietary performance information gleaned through long-term relationships with private-market company leaders.

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EMPLOYEES

We empower employees to learn what their private company equity is worth and turn that equity into wealth.

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We are Forge

We are private market innovators who serve the complex and emerging needs of the private market ecosystem by forging new connections through our technology, data and expertise.

Kelly Rodriques

Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Rodriques

Fintech executive with more than 26 years of experience. Previously CEO of PENSCO (acq. NASDAQ:OPB), Totality (acq. NYSE:VZ), and Novo (acq. EPA:PUB).

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Founder

Sohail Prasad

Y Combinator alum. Founding Partner at S2 Capital. Investor in Zenefits, Rappi, 70+ others. Formerly PM at Zynga, Google, Carnegie Mellon. Thiel Fellow.Y Combinator alum. Founding Partner at S2 Capital. Investor in Zenefits, Rappi, 70+ others. Formerly PM at Zynga, Google, Carnegie Mellon. Thiel Fellow.

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Founder

Samvit Ramadurgam

Y Combinator alum. Founding Partner at S2 Capital. Previously Co-Founder at Streem (Acquired by Box). Eng at Asana. Berkeley alum.

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Chief Financial Officer

Mark Lee

Experienced CFO/COO. Previously at Stanford Management Company, Goldman Sachs, Charles Schwab, Barclays Global Investors, & PENSCO Trust Company.

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Chair, Operating Committee

Asiff Hirji

Experienced executive, investor, advisor, and engineer. Previously at Coinbase, Andreessen Horowitz, TPG Capital, and TDAmeritrade.

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Chief Revenue Officer

Jose Cobos

Experienced fintech executive.  Formerly Head of Tech Capital Markets at NYSE.  Head of Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking at Cowen and Piper Jaffray as well as Navy SEAL Officer.

Carla Carriveau - Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Legal and Public Policy

Carla Carriveau

Experienced financial services and government affairs counsel; Previously at Circle, Wealthfront, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and FINRA.

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Senior Vice President, Technology

Marco Della Torre

Proven tech exec & entrepreneur. Ex CTO & board at Derive, tech & BD leader at Intel, co-founder at Basis (acq NASDAQ:INTC), tech lead at BAM Labs (acq NASDAQ:SNBR).

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Chief Compliance Officer

John-Paul Teutonico

SecondMarket founding team and Head of Operations & Compliance. Managed restricted stock desk at Goldman Sachs. Bear Stearns alum.

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Vice President, Product

Aaron Cripps

Held various product and design roles at Apple, PagerDuty, KidZania, and EA. Prior to Forge he served as Director of Product at Lab Zero, a boutique product development consultancy.

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Vice President, People

Anne Mueller

Experienced fintech HR Leader. Previously at Conifer Securities (acq. SS&C Technologies), PENSCO (acq. Opus Bank), mFoundry (acq. FIS) and Montgomery Securities. UC, Boulder

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Vice President, Operations

Clara Vydyanath, CFA, CPA

Former investment banker at Credit Suisse advising pre-IPO tech companies, early-stage renewable energy investor

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Vice President, Partnerships

Jack Fowler

Institutional and Family Office BD at Deutsche Bank, BlackRock/BGI, Bernstein, Morgan Stanley. Arizona Wildcat.

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Vice President, Marketplace

Javier Avalos

Former investment banker at Deutsche Bank. Advised on leveraged buyouts and M&A. Previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Cowen & Company.

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Vice President, General Counsel Forge Markets

Norbert Ngethe

Attorney with deep legal and business experience in corporate matters. JD/MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Senior Director, Partnerships

Alex Creasey

Experienced leader with a focus in enterprise technology companies. Growth @ Msg.ai (YC). BD @ Palantir. Cryptology @ Naval Intelligence. MBA @ Babson.

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Director, Marketplace

Alex Rabinovich

Former Business Development leader in fintech start-ups. Former trader at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. Georgetown Hoya.

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Senior Associate, Operations

Alexis Lyon

Alexis is a fund administration specialist with focus on fund audits and operational efficiency.

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Engineering Lead

Andrew Cole

Engineer and entrepreneur with a deep background in data visualizations and business intelligence, Previously Co-Founder of 38Plank and creator of TGO.

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Senior Director, Operations

Brian Coyle

Finance and strategy professional. Previous professional experiences include technology investment banking, strategy consulting and corporate finance.

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Product Manager

Chloe Shapiro

Former technology investment banker at William Blair advising private companies and financial sponsors on M&A. Previously at McKinsey & Co. Kellogg MBA.

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Marketplace Analyst

Chris Blewitt

Former Investment Banker at Mizuho Americas working within Debt Capital Markets. Saint Joseph's University alum.

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Director, Cross-Border Transactions

Christine Healey

Former investment banker at Credit Suisse and Jefferies, covering technology and energy sectors. Advised on complex transactions including IPOs and M&A. University of Chicago alum.

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Senior Director, Institutional Client Group

Dave Kasouf

Former General Partner at alternative asset manager Bell Harbor Capital, LLC, and Portfolio Manager with FNY Capital Management. College of the Holy Cross...

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Senior Product Manager

Erik Petereson

Data-driven product leader, communicator, team builder. PM at Lumosity, Pocket Gems. Brown University alum.

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Controller

Jocelyn Refo

Finance and accounting professional with extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, controllership and project management. University of Virginia alum.

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Senior Associate, Operations

Josh Manley

Marketing and operations professional, formerly at Propel(x). University of Miami alum.

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Senior Associate, Marketplace

Karan Arora

Former investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, working within Equity Capital Markets. Duke University alum.

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Senior Software Engineer

Michael Grijalva

Software engineer with a wide breadth of experience from databases to frontend frameworks. Former Santa Cruz slug.

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Senior Recruiter

Nic Bruno

Startup recruiting veteran. Former Head of Talent @ Msg.ai(now netomi) (YC), Executive Recruiter / Partnerships @ Vanetta Partners, and champion of the hit TV show Family Feud w/Steve Harvey.

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Software Engineer

Nicholas Vincent-Hill

Full-stack software engineer who enjoys building scalable, responsive, mobile-first web applications.

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Director, Marketplace

Peter Kragelund

Former investment banker at Goldman Sachs and SEB working within ECM and M&A. Advised issuers and owners on complex equity offerings including IPOs, block trades, and rights offerings.

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Analyst, Marketplace

Steven Lin

Startup enthusiast with a multicultural background; Worked in FinTech, financial services, and startups in Boston, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China. Boston University alum.

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Senior Associate, Operations

Tyler Cliggett

Former equity and fixed income trader at Lincoln Investment. Former derivatives Sales & trading at FBN Securities. Saint Joseph’s University Alum.

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Director, Finance & Data Operations

Will Eckert

Former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, working within Equity Capital Markets and M&A advisory. Santa Clara University alum.

Investors and Board of Advisors

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Peter Thiel

Billionaire entrepreneur and investor. Co-founder & CEO, PayPal. Co-founder, Palantir. Co-founder & Partner, Founders Fund. First investor & Director, Facebook. Partner, Y Combinator.

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Tim Draper

Founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Venture successes include Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail, Twitch.tv, and hundreds of others.

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Scott Banister

Co-Founder of IronPort (sold to Cisco for $800M+). Early advisor and board member at PayPal. Investor in Uber, Facebook, Zappos, and many more.

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Cyan Banister

Partner at Founders Fund. Angel in Uber, Thumbtack, SpaceX, Postmates, and Affirm.

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Bo Feng

Co-founder & Parter, Ce Yuan Ventures. Founder & Partner, Chengwei Ventures. Chief Representative, ChinaVest.

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Lee Daley

Former Chairman & CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi UK. Former CSO McCann-Erickson Worldwide. Renowned brand and communications strategist, worked with Apple, Microsoft, Coca Cola.

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Ricardo Paz

Former President & CEO of Bank of America Merril Lynch Spain and Portugal

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Charlie Cheever

Co-founder of Quora. Creator of Facebook Connect & Facebook Platform. Harvard alum.

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Tikhon Bernstam

Angel Investor in Cruise (1B+ exit) & 80 more. Founder/CEO of Parse (YC S'11, acquired by Facebook for $85M). Founder of Scribd (YC S'06).

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Najam Kidwai

Experienced investor and entrepreneur. Former Director at Stanford Research International (SRI). Advisor/Investor to 23&Me, Boxed, Quixey, Mio Global, IndiCloud, & others.

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Ullas Naik

Seed investor- 20+ years; Founder, Streamlined Ventures & Cota Capital; MD, Globespan Capital; Investor in ~300 companies; Top Wall Street analyst; Entrepreneur

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